Caramelised Vegetable Lasagne

My bro in law Rik concocted a similar dish last time I stayed with them. I ate it for dinner and then again for breakfast, the texture and flavour… was SO GOOD!!! The sticky caramelised vegetables completely rocked. So last week I thought I’d give it a go. The result was better than expected,  both […]

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Cafe Review

Popping in to Woodside Cafe for coffee with a colleague yesterday morphed into a three hour stint sitting outside with my laptop. The owner came outside to pat Mojo and had a chat about the food – everything on the menu is gluten free made lovingly on site. The coffee is delicious and the brunch bruschetta I […]

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Perfectly Baked Kumara

Aka sweet potato, kumara is a versatile, delicious highly nutritious vegetable. Many of the salads I make have a wedge of baked kumara tucked away inside or chunks scattered throughout and I thought you might like to know how to bake it. Basically a two step process, all you need is a couple of hours up […]

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Dates with Almond Butter

Dates have had a metamorphosis in recent years. Once an ingredient used in middle eastern and northern African cooking (absolutely amazing in lamb tagine) and something you put into scones, date loaf and sticky date pudding – dates are now widely celebrated as an alternative to sugar in healthy baking and raw movement. Their incredible […]

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Brownie of Goodness

Gluten Free Dairy Free Sugar Free aren’t normally synonyms you’d associate with a sublimely sticky sweet brownie but in “My Petite Kitchen Cookbook” Eleanor Ozich has given us a simple and decadent brownie which is all of the above. This recipe is taken from her book and tweaked a little.  My lovely friend Mel and I (it’s […]

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Black Rice Stir Fry with Tamari

We had this last night and it took precisely 10 minutes from lighting the gas hob to plating up.  The rice was pre cooked – add another 20 minutes if you are starting with uncooked rice. The main difference between Tamari and Soy Sauce is that Tamari contains little or no wheat – good news […]

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This is an adaptation from a recipe for Dahl Makhani in the Revive Cookbook which is a brilliant book full of great easy and healthy meals.  The lentils give you a hit of protein and the coconut cream and spices make the flavour warm and lingering.  The recipe book also uses red kidney beans and a […]

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